LDRA Partners with Siemens to Boost Traceability and Verification for Critical Embedded Systems

LDRA tool suite integration features bidirectional traceability, automates impact analysis and enables Polarion users to reduce the cost of compliance with safety-critical standards, company reports.

LDRA tool suite integration features bidirectional traceability, automates impact analysis and enables Polarion users to reduce the cost of compliance with safety-critical standards, company reports.

LDRA, software provider in the areas of functional safety, security and standards compliance, has partnered with Siemens PLM Software to enhance traceability and validation for customers developing critical embedded systems leveraging Polarion ALM software. The LDRA tool suite integration with Polarion ALM (Application Lifecycle Management) provides a full lifecycle traceability and software quality solution for embedded markets with a focus on automated verification testing.

The Polarion portfolio is a solution for enterprise software lifecycle management, including software development planning, requirements management, quality engineering, delivery and release management. It allows project managers and executives to create custom reports and use these simplified and automated reports to make decisions in real time. The LDRA tool suite for software analysis and verification activities imports Polarion requirements and test cases with complete traceability links, and then exports test execution status and results to Polarion’s web-based interface.

“LDRA’s tool suite integration greatly complements our Polarion ALM offering by providing end-to-end traceability to test execution in support of regulated requirements based testing and comprehensive analysis of test coverage,” says Pascal Vera, product management director at Siemens PLM Software. “Along with providing transparency into their overall software development process and improving customers’ operational efficiency, this bidirectional traceability helps simplify, automate, and reduce the cost of compliance with safety- and security-critical standards.”

Polarion ALM software focuses on cross-platform enterprise applications to enable effective product and application lifecycle management in a wide array of embedded markets ranging from automotive to medical to Internet of Things (IoT). Example industry standards supported through this integration with LDRA’s tool suite include DO-178B/C for avionics, ISO 26262 for automotive, IEC 62304 for medical, and EN 50128 for rail transportation.

“LDRA continues to work with industry leaders in Application Lifecycle Management to provide the best solution to our customers for lifecycle traceability, standards compliance, and software quality analysis and testing automation,” says Ian Hennell, operations director, LDRA. “The software integration with Siemens’ Polarion leverages LDRA’s automated static review and dynamic coverage analysis as well as automated test case generation, execution and results capture. LDRA’s integration is unique in that it spans from traceability requirements through verification activities.”

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